Vessel captains are anxiously awaiting the departure of the ice.
Mr. O'Hara, of this city, has been appointed second mate of the schr. Nassau.
The schr. B.W. Folger, Capt. Dandy, has been chartered to carry barley from Bath to Oswego.
When the ice moves out of the harbour the schr. Dudley, Capt. Parsons, will load barley at Long Island for Oswego.
Capt. Bates, who commands the schr. Craftsman this season, will select a Kingston crew. Mr. J. Crowley will be first mate.
The steamer Pierrepont made a strong dash for Wolfe Island today. She got nearly there. She was to leave for the Cape this afternoon.
Capt. J. Irwin will be commodore of Fraser's fleet, and will command the prop. Scotia. G. Steward will have charge of the R. Gaskin.
Capt. Kennedy will on Monday commence the fitting out of the schr. A. Foster, lying at Eilbeck's. As soon as navigation opens she takes barley to Sodus Point.
The schrs. E.J. McVea and Lem Ellsworth bring 22,000 bushels wheat each to Kingston from Chicago. Agents refused to accept wheat cargoes for Kingston at less than 6 1/2 cents - a half cent more than has been paid heretofore - and it was paid then without demur.